Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, June 1-3, 2012
Derailer's 10th Anniversary Extravaganza at Derailer Bicycle Collective (Saturday, $5-15 sliding scale)
Derailer, the free bicycle repair and building workshop, has been operating for ten years, and that's definitely something to celebrate. The shop is throwing a big party complete with beer, a silent auction and music from Pacific Pride, DeCollage, The Haircut, Bearsnail and Perfumeman. Cheer on the existence of this awesome place, and know that your money at the door will go toward keeping it running for decades to come.
Capitol Hill People's Fair at Civic Center Park (Saturday-Sunday, free)
The Capitol Hill People's Fair is a sweaty summer tradition, squishing a ton of people into Civic Center Park for food and entertainment. It's a great place for people- and dog-watching as well as a nice, albeit somewhat claustrophobic, way to eat good food and experience a wide variety of art and entertainment. And as an extra bonus this year, the fair is committed to a more sustainable event, hoping to divert 40 percent of waste from landfills and into recycling.
Denver Chalk Art Festival at Larimer Square (Saturday-Sunday, free)
The Denver Chalk Art Festival is one of the most beautiful ways to start off this season of tank tops: wander along Larimer and watch artists create magnificent chalk masterpieces. There will be food, live music and drinks to enjoy as you wander the streets, so marvel as the sidewalks become colorful pieces of art, and pray it doesn't rain.
Bounce at the Grant-Humphrey's Mansion (Sunday, free)
If you're yawning at all of your summer clothes from years past, freshen up your wardrobe at Fashion Denver's Summer Market. A variety of fashion shows and vendors will display fun new ways to dress up this summer. And your wardrobe isn't the only thing the event will get moving: Fashion Denver is partnering with Tease Studio to provide fitness and dance classes in the basement of the Grant-Humphrey's Mansion, so you can work on your toned summer body and then shop for fun new duds.
Yoga Rocks the Park at Sunken Gardens Park (Sunday, $10 in advance)
Why confine yourself in a yoga studio when you can do your sun salutations outdoors? Yoga Rocks the Park will offer yoga classes every Sunday at various parks around Denver all summer, beginning with this kickoff event. Chaturanga to the music of various DJs, shop for organic food and products, and even get a massage after your practice at this healthy event. And be sure to reserve your spot in advance -- the price goes up to $15 on Sunday.
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